6:32 PM, Apr 18, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Reuters appears to have prematurely published George Soros's obituary:
The rest of the obituary details his life, politics, and philanthropy. The piece even details a Soros "defeat."
"While Soros' life has been marked by remarkable success in his far-flung endeavors, it has not been without defeat. His investment in France's Societe Generale following Jacques Chirac's aggressive program of privatization led to charges of insider trading, which he disputed, and eventual conviction and the payment of a small penalty," the piece reads.
"And he was a minority partner in a group that failed to acquire the Washington Nationals Major League baseball team.
"But these failings stand out in the life of this remarkably successful Hungarian-American financier, philanthropist and thinker, in contrast to his stubborn refusal to fail in virtually every other venture."
10:35 AM, Jun 15, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
A liberal group has grabbed a number of headlines in the past week by attacking Paul Ryan's budget plan as un-Christian. The group claims that Ryan's a devotee of the atheist Ayn Rand, whose values are explicitly anti-Christian, and that this is the real inspiration for Ryan's budget:
Left-wing critics of Koch Industries are only discrediting themselves.12:10 PM, Mar 3, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
In today's Examiner, Mark Tapscott discusses William F. Buckley's banishment of John Birchers to the fringe of the conservative movement decades ago and how it relates to today's conspiracy mongering on the left. In particular, the bleatings about the influence of Koch Industries have run comepletely off the rails and it's discrediting to the left:
5:00 PM, Jan 31, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
In Palm Springs, California, this past weekend, one set of rich folks was the target of another set of rich folks. It is, uniquely, an American story. Here’s how it played out: The Koch brothers, Charles and David, held a closed-door meeting with their political allies at a local hotel. Outside, Common Cause, with plenty of support from the Center for American Progress and several others, held a protest, saying that the Koch meeting shouldn’t have been private and that the billionaire brothers were up to no good.
5:17 PM, Oct 12, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
Here's the latest print ad from the Republican Jewish Coalition, which connects Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak and George Soros:
5:20 PM, Sep 28, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
We at THE WEEKLY STANDARD are interested in learning more about a previously unknown (at least to us!) Hong Kong resident who generously donated $811,967 to the liberal lobbying group J Street. Here's what we know about her: The woman's name is Consolacion Esdicul, but she goes by the diminutive Connie. She appears to be a resident of Happy Valley, Hong Kong. Esdicul is, according to J Street, an associate of Bill Benter, a famously successful international gambler.
Lies, lies, and more lies.2:32 PM, Sep 24, 2010 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
The self-described “pro-Israel, pro-peace” J Street has always insisted that its funding comes entirely from Americans, and largely from American Jews. The group has also made a point of knocking down speculation that it takes money from liberal financier George Soros, who has never been particularly supportive of the State of Israel.
Meet Richard Cizik, head of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good.12:00 AM, Aug 26, 2010 • By MARK TOOLEY
For nearly 30 years Richard Cizik represented the National Association of Evangelicals in Washington, D.C. During the George W. Bush administration, he tilted increasingly left and embraced global warming as his iconic issue. A Vanity Fair magazine spread admiringly portrayed him walking on water, just like Jesus.
Drug-war funding has actually increased on his watch.Mar 22, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 26 • By JOHN P. WALTERS
For anyone who feared that the Obama administration would abandon efforts to control illegal drugs, the president’s first year in office has been on balance reassuring.
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